My favorite gaming magazine
Game Players was the sole gaming magazine besides Game Informer I subscribed to. GI was because it came along with being part of GameStop's subscription to their videogame club therefore Game Players was a definite subscription I bought. At that time I looked for a gaming magazine that would feature games that were actually being shipped to the US instead of hyping any Japanese games that would or wouldn't even be in American consoles, so this magazine at that time was the choice for me. I started collecting during the 16-Bit era going towards the 32-Bit era of gaming, which the PSX was becoming the talk of town and I still had my Sega Genesis and SNES around to see what titles would be featured in the last legs of said console gaming.
This is the Tournament you were looking for
The more I play it, the more it keeps surpassing my expectations. TTT2 is everything I wanted on a Tekken game and goes beyond it with its lightning fast game play and outrageous tag team moves done on the fly. I spent nearly an hour playing the game for a couple sessions in a day after getting it in the mail and it is just so magnificent. All characters I played so far are well rounded and balanced, with new and old moves integrated as well as new characters that while some may feel a bit out of place, they all have their own deadly ways to destroy their opponents just as well.
Let the PS3 hunt begin
Couple days ago I bought a PS3 at a pawnshop. It was of a reasonable price, 40 dollars in fact, and it was one of the early models, you know, the hulking beast that weighs a ton but as long as it worked I was OK with it. Had to clean it up from all the users logged on and their saved files plus other stuff like rap mp3s and even corrupted data to make room as much as I could inside the system for my own game save files and nothing else. There was no need for me to even care bout the playstation network since it was long gone after the PS4 was around and to be honest, I really would not had cared if it was still around. One problem it had was that at first it would not read discs so it was tricky to get it going but now it is playing games just fine.
These are the PS2 games I had bought for this month. I am very happy with the update on my collection and have only a couple complaints that do not affect my overall feelings towards the lot.
The Simpsons Game-
While I adore the cartoonish look and voices in it, the gameplay is a bit sluggish and jumps seem so awkward with the awful camera in the game. I still get a giggle or two out of it being based on the famous ongoing animated series.
This game is hilarious. I laughed the whole time I played it. It may be on the easy side but its too enjoyable for me to even complain about that.
X-Men Next Dimension-
Remember that awesome Konami 6-Player X-Men Arcade...
After hearing about Pryde of the X-Men, a Marvel pilot that aired in 1989 and a precursor to the 90's animated series, I was intrigued to see that this may well also been the inspiration for Konami's 6-Player Arcade that was made later on as well. The artwork from said pilot and comics at that time are similar, so are the character designs and number of heroes and villains featured, all except Toad that is. Its quite obvious. This may not be seen as much but for a fan of comics and games like me it is quite something to store in my brain which would be used for far better things than being an obsessed fan.
The CD-i, the SEGA CD, the 3DO, oh my!
With the CD format taking over the media in genres like Music and PC usage and storage, it was a matter of time before someone rose from his chair and thought it would be a great idea if videogames would also move to the CD era as well. Such an idea was pretty bountiful, the format itself held a whole lot more than your basic cartridge and floppy disks at the time. It would also store other features created for said format such as video clips, sound, and superior graphic design along with FMV and 3D rendition capabilities. You would be a dummy not to ever consider the greatness of CD capabilities to use in gaming.
A gaming concert to remember
I watched this fantastic program on Tubi last day and was quite the experience. A symphony concert featuring videogames from various systems and franchises it is a Documentary about the musical company which has been doing live concerts since 2002. The documentary starts with members of the team talking about their experiences with videogames and its music, then cuts off to the concert starting up with a classic arcade medley that includes Pong, Space Invaders, and a few others. It would then follow with more performances focusing in the likes of Sonic The Hedgehog, Legend of Zelda, God of War, World of Warcraft, Halo, and Super Mario Bros., among others.